Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny in the seminar. Over the years, the seminar has contributed to pushing the frontier of knowledge on governance, and on the norms and institutions that lead to societal success or failure.

The OEW Seminar meets on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in room C330 Cheit Hall.  Outside speakers normally meet with interested students from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in room F589 (in the Faculty Wing of the Haas School).

For past semesters’ schedules and papers, please click here.

Fall 2018 Schedule





Title of Talk/Paper
August 30
Steve Tadelis (Haas)
Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions
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September 6
Xavier Jaravel (LSE)
What are the Price Effects of Trade?
Evidence from the U.S. and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models

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September 13
Chad Syverson (Booth)
How Wide Is the Firm Border?
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September 20
Abhay Aneja (Job market mock talk)
The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act
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September 27
Laura Boudreau (Job market mock talk)
Supply chain enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh’s apparel sector
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October 4
Ruixue Jia (UC San Diego)
October 11
Hyo Kang (Job market mock talk)
October 18
Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton)
October 25
Petra Moser (Stern)
November 1
Rebecca Dizon-Ross (Booth)
November 8
Nancy Qian (Kellogg)
November 15
Amit Khandelwal (Columbia GSB)
November 29
Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown)
December 6
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (Haas)

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Schedule and Papers for Previous Semesters

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For all semesters’ schedules, please click here.